I am not alone by all means who pays homage to the men and women of the BCATP.
The British Commonwealth Air Training Plan
As the focus of a Commonwealth-wide effort to instruct aircrew, Canada made a major contribution to Allied air superiority during World War II. Called the “Aerodrome of Democracy” by US President Roosevelt, Canada had an abundance of air training space beyond the range of enemy aircraft,excellent climatic conditions for flying, immediate access to American industry, and relative proximity to the British Isles via the North Atlantic.
You won’t regret this.
This Website has a weath of information about No. 2 S.F.T.S. Uplands.
Course 63 is mentioned on that Website as well as other courses.
Some have pictures and I wrote the Webmaster that he could use this one on his Website with the information he has gathered about Course 63.
Just sharing what Greg has been sharing so people reading this can find relatives who were part of the BCATP history,
The more people looking the better.
Sid Seid became a Mosquito pilot
A wealth iof information.
The Penhold Album of Flying Officer Ray Morgan
The first and most extensive collection that I came across on Flickr was that of Australian Lee Morgan, who scanned the photographs from his father’s personal albums as a tribute to his father, Flying Officer Ray Morgan RAAF (439600). The images provide spectacular insights into the many aspects of life on an RAF-run Service Flying Training School – the Oxford aircraft in detail, formation and cross country flying, the horrific crashes, the daily sporting life, celebrations and what the men did on leave.
Steve W Oatway on the Facebook page dedicated to BCATP wrote this…
I came across this and it is a terrific film about life on a Bomber Base with a lot more content and without all the flashy drama so many of those History Channel programs contain.